Celebrities Will Raise Tips at Plaza Frontenac to Save Children's Lives

Celebrities Will Raise Tips at Plaza Frontenac to Save Children's Lives

Crisis Nursery Celebrity Waitresses’ & Waiters’ Night, August 16

ST. LOUIS, MO — Have a light breakfast, opt-out of a pound-packing lunch, and join Saint Louis Crisis Nursery for a delightful dinner during the 22nd annual Celebrity Waitresses’ and Waiters’ Night on Thursday, August 16, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m at Plaza Frontenac.

The night’s specials include dinner at four Plaza Frontenac restaurants — Brio’s Tuscan Grille, Cardwell’s at the Plaza, Canyon Café and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. More than 100 national and local celebrities will engage supporters for tips to benefit Crisis Nursery’s child abuse prevention programs. The event also includes live entertainment, a Happy Hour and After Party, raffle items including a one-week stay in Cancun, Mexico and diamond earrings courtesy of Vincent Jewelers, an online silent auction and more.

Last year, diners contributed a record $90,000 in tips to celebrity waitresses and waiters to benefit the kids and families served by Crisis Nursery. According to Plaza Frontenac Marketing Manager Jean Ahsmuhs, the addition of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Brio’s Tuscan Grille is sure to make this year’s event another record-breaking year.

"Plaza Frontenac is once again proud to be part of the St. Louis Crisis Nursery Celebrity Waitresses’ and Waiters’ Night," said Ahsmuhs. "This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to enjoy a fantastic meal and donate to a great cause."

Since 1986, Crisis Nursery has provided 24/7 emergency intervention, respite care and support for families with children ages birth through 12 years. A community staple, Crisis Nursery is credited with preventing the abuse or neglect of 99 percent of children while their families are benefitting from the organization’s programs.

County Executive Charlie Dooley, the Celebrity Waitresses’ and Waiter’s Night honorary chair, said Crisis Nursery fills a critical community service role. All proceeds from the event help protect children served by Crisis Nursery.

"I encourage everyone to take part in Crisis Nursery’s Celebrity Waitresses’ and Waiter’s Night," said Dooley. "It means the world to the children and families who will benefit from intervention and support services we provide. I thank each and every person who works to make this event a huge success."

For reservations:
Brio’s Tuscan Grille: 314.432.4410 (Happy Hour 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Dinner 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; After Party 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.)
Canyon Café: 314.872.3443 (Dinner 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Cardwell’s at the Plaza: 314.997.8885 (Two Dinner Seatings, 5:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.)
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse: 314.567.7610 (Dinner 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

Honorary Celebrity Chair: County Executive Charlie Dooley
Honorary Corporate Vice-Chair: Brook Dubman, Carol House Furniture
Honorary Community Hero: Chief Daniel Isom, Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department

CELEBRITIES (current July 23, 2012)
Cheree Berry, Owner, Cheree Berry Paper
Susan Block, Designer & Owner, The Designing Block
Robin Boyce, Executive Assistant I, Comptroller Office
Bryan Binkholder, Author, The 401 Conspiracy
Don Brown, President, Don Brown Automotives
Christine Buck, Noon Anchor, KPLR 11
Brei Callaway, Publisher & Editor, Macaroni Kids
Bill Cardwell, General Manager, Cardwell’s at the Plaza
John Carney, On-Air Personality, KTRS
Coca-Cola Bear
Erwin Claggett, Head Coach, St. Louis University High
Khalia Collier, Owner, St. Louis Surge
Larry & Janet Conners, Anchor, KMOV-TV
Bill Corrigan, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale
John Costello, Alumni Player, St. Louis Cardinals
John Crocker, Owner, Club Fitness
Keri Crocker, Owner, Club Fitness
Ivory Crockett, The World’s Fastest Man
Vera Culley, Web Producer/Reporter, KTVI-TV
Margaret Donnelly, Director, Dept. of Health and Human Services
Brook Dubman, President, Carol House Furniture
Sherry Farmer, On-Air Personality, Mornings on Oldies 103.3 KLOU
Don Gerber, President, Gerber Chapel
Heidi Glaus, Reporter, KSDK-TV
Darlene Green, Comptroller, City of St. Louis
Michael Henderson, CEO, Phoenix Risk Assessment
Andre Hepkins, Anchor, KMOV-TV
Andre Holman, Production Manager, City TV
Kelley Hoskins, Reporter, KTVI -TV
Jasmine Huda, Anchor, KMOV-TV
Angela Hutti, Meteorologist, KTVI-TV
Andrea Jackson-Jennings, Director of Human Services, St. Louis County
Earl Jones, Bank of America
Carl Jones, District Operations Manager, UPS
Louie, St. Louis Blues
Claire Kellett, Anchor, KMOV-TV
John Knicely, Anchor, KMOV-TV
Mayor Keith Krieg, City of Frontenac
James Martin, General Manager, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
Charlotte McClure, Our Best Friend
Michael McMillan, License Collector, City of St. Louis
"Marilyn Monroe"
Melanie Moon, Anchor, KPLR 11
Daffney Moore, President, National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Willie Moore, Jr., CEO, Kingdom Music, Inc./EMI Recording Artist
Scott Mosby, President, Mosby Building Arts
Jan and Sam Orlando, Owners, Orlando Catering
"The Coach" John Parker, Host, "The Sports Mayhem USA"
Arika Parr, Dir. Of Community Relations, Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Jeff Parrish, Owner, Quintessential Dining and Nightlife
Shy Patel, General Manager, Brio’s Tuscan Grille
Cheresse Pentella, PR Director, Neiman Marcus
Bill Siedhoff, Director Human Services, City of St. Louis
Representative Clem Smith, 71st District, State of Missouri
Michelle Spann, Publisher & Editor, Macaroni Kids
Bruce Sowatsky, Executive Director, CCRB
St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders
Norma Stern, Community Volunteer
Buzz Sutherland, International Comedian
Shawndrea Thomas, Reporter, KTVI -TV
Patricia and Solomon Thurman, Owner, 10th Street Gallery
Jim Trenary, President, Trenary Automotives
Chip Walker, Managing Director, Business Development Group, Wells Fargo Advisors
Michael Walton, Attorney-at-Law, Law Offices of Michael Walton
Shirley Washington, Weekend Anchor, KTVI-TV
Harry Weber, Sculptor, Monumental Bronzes
Bob Whittington, NFL Alumni

Presenting Sponsor: Carney’s Kids Foundation
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Crisis Nursery Board of Directors
Crisis Nursery Advisory Board
Crisis Nursery Young Professional’s Board
Cynthia Doria
Dr. Lannis Hall
Dr. Cora Orphe-Harris
Pieper’s All Wood Furniture
Vincent’s Jewelers
Shea O’Toole & Darrell Davis
Peggy Gordin
Lauren Clemens
Roberta & Allan Cohen
DiAnne Mueller & Chris Frey
Judy Ferguson Shaw
Mary Burns
Melanie Powell-Robinson
Penny Rogers
The Crane Agency
Absolute Entertainment
FEAST Magazine
Ladue News
Neiman Marcus
Plaza Frontenac

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The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect by offering real help and real hope to families in crisis. The Crisis Nursery is an independent, not-for-profit agency providing short-term, safe havens to 7,000 children a year, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with an emergency or crisis. The Crisis Nursery provides care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at five sites, serving families throughout the greater St. Louis, St. Charles, Southern Illinois and surrounding regions. Since 1986, the Crisis Nursery has cared for more than 74,000 children, and provided support and counseling to more than 88,500 families. For details, call (314) 292-5770 or visit www.crisisnurserykids.org. For the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery 24-hour helpline, call (314) 768-3201. In St. Charles County, call (636) 947-0600.

Media Contact
Val Joyner, MA
Public Relations Manager
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery
P: 314.292.5770

Source: Crisis Nursery News


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